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I initially made this coat as a project video for our video streaming site, and I just love doing those videos because I get to choose the fabrics and wear the garments in the end! So for this our Cocoon Coat I wanted to infuse a little ‘meg’ into it (haha) so I went with a beautiful green textured wool and paired it with a vibrant cheetah print lining.
After the video was done, and the coat was complete I made a few secondary alterations to it. I know the coat is meant to have a loose silhouette but I wanted it a bit more fitted at the waist so I stretched and sewed in a 3" wide piece of elastic along the waistline in-between the coat and the lining (yes I took the he apart, oh no!). But it was definitely worth it in the end, and I also hand sewed back the top edges of the coat to almost give it a lapel collar effect. I could do this since the front snap fastener facing was so wide.
Although it is a bit chilly to wear it now (I need my puffy coat, haha) I will wear it more when the season starts to change to Spring.